Knowledge Identifier: $Superman
Category: Movies & TV (150)
Launched in 1950.
Countries: United States (69%), United Kingdom (10%), (6%)
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Walter Reed (actor) - Reed appeared in the very first Superman theatrical feature film Superman and the Mole Men in 1951
Clark Kent - Reeves, who first appeared as the character in the 1951 film "Superman and the Mole Men", was older than subsequent Superman actors
Kirk Alyn - When Superman moved to television in 1951, Alyn was reportedly offered the part, but turned it down
George Reeves - In June 1951, Reeves was offered the role of Superman in a new television series titled "Adventures of Superman"
Batman - Batman meets and regularly works with other heroes during the Silver Age, most notably Superman, whom he began regularly working alongside in a series of team-ups in "World's Finest Comics", starting in 1954 and continuing through the series' cancellation in 1986
George Reeves - In 1957, the producers considered a theatrical film, "Superman and the Secret Planet"
In addition to these, the Bizarro character created in 1958 is a weird, imperfect duplicate of Superman
Both the multiverse established by the publishers in the 1960s and the Elseworlds line of comics established in 1989 have allowed writers to introduce variations on Superman
Jor-El - After the introduction of DC Comics' multiverse system in the 1960s, it was established that the version of Superman's father during the Golden Age of Comic Books was named "Jor-L", and he lived on the Krypton of the Earth-Two universe
Paul Kupperberg - He is writing "Captain Action Classified", a new quarterly from Moonstone Books featuring the 1960s adventures of the original Captain Action, as well children's books based on Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman for Stone Arch Books, and numerous color and activity books based on DreamWorks properties for Dalmatian Press
Alan Moore - Instead of emphasising increased realism as he had done with earlier superhero comics he had taken over, Moore did the opposite, and began basing the series on the Silver Age Superman comics of the 1960s, introducing a female superhero Suprema, a super-dog Radar, and a Kryptonite-like material known as Supremium, in doing so harking back to the original "mythic" figure of the American superhero
Batman - A yellow ellipse around the bat logo on the character's chest was added in 1964, and became the hero's trademark symbol, akin to the red and yellow "S" symbol of Superman
E. Nelson Bridwell - After writing a few stories for "Mad" and for "Katy Keene", Bridwell began working for DC Comics in 1965 as an assistant to editor Mort Weisinger, "on the Superman titles, eventually becoming an editor himself
Joe Shuster - In 1967, when the Superman copyright came up for renewal, Siegel launched a second lawsuit, which proved unsuccessful
Although typically a newspaper reporter, during the 1970s the character left the "Daily Planet" for a time to work for television, whilst the 1980s revamp by John Byrne saw the character become somewhat more aggressive
Dorothy Woolfolk - After raising children Donald and Donna, the latter of whom would become an author, Woolfolk briefly returned to comics in the 1970s, editing "Wonder Woman", "Supergirl", "Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane", "Young Romance", and other DC superhero and romance titles from 1971 to 1974
Dick Giordano - Throughout the late 1970s and the 1980s, Andru and Giordano were DC's primary cover artists, providing cover artwork for the Superman titles as well as covers for many of the other comics in the DC line at that time
Ramona Fradon - In 1972, she returned to DC, with assignments drawing "Superman", "Batman", and "Plastic Man"
Ilya Salkind - Ilya and Alexander, along with producing partner Pierre Spengler, purchased the film rights to the Superman property in August 1974
Gaspar Saladino - In 1976, perhaps reflecting his experience with both companies, Saladino was assigned the job of lettering the historic DC-Marvel crossover book "Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man"
Superman returned to movie theaters in 1978 with director Richard Donner's "Superman", starring Christopher Reeve, which spawned three sequels
Alfred Bester - It is alleged during this period that the producer of the 1978 "Superman" movie sent his son off to search for a writer
Christopher Reeve - Reeve's first role after 1978's "Superman" was as Richard Collier in the 1980 romantic fantasy "Somewhere in Time"
Sarah Douglas - She is perhaps best known for playing the Kryptonian supervillain Ursa in the first two "Superman" films , and for her role as Pamela Lynch in the 1980s primetime drama series "Falcon Crest"
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez - "DC Comics Presents", a team-up title starring Superman was launched in 1978 by writer Martin Pasko and García-López
Television series featuring Superman and Superboy would debut in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s
Christopher Reeve - Superman_(film) - Also in 1985, DC Comics named Reeve as one of the honorees in the company's 50th anniversary publication "Fifty Who Made DC Great" for his work on the Superman film series
John Byrne (comics) - It's basically Siegel and Shuster's Superman meets the Fleischer Superman in 1986
Christopher Reeve - After "Superman IV" in 1987, Reeve's relationship with Exton fell apart, and they separated
Kirk Alyn - In 1988 he participated in the 1988 TV Special "Superman 50th Anniversary Special" as himself
Ilya Salkind - The Salkinds returned to the Superman mythology again in 1988, this time as a TV series, with "Superboy", starring John Haymes Newton in the title role during its first year, Gerard Christopher as the Boy of Steel for the remainder of the show's existence, and Stacy Haiduk as Lana Lang, lasted four seasons, running for 100 episodes
Javier Bardem - In 1989, for the Spanish comedy show "El Día Por Delante" , he had to wear a Superman costume for a comedic sketch, a job that made him question whether he wanted to be an actor at all
Mike Collins (comics) - Through the 1990s, he worked primarily for DC Comics on their key titles - "Batman", "Superman", "Flash", "Teen Titans", "Wonder Woman" and the "Justice League"
Crash Test Dummies' "Superman's Song", from the 1991 album "The Ghosts That Haunt Me" explores the isolation and commitment inherent in Superman's life
Jerry Ordway - While writing for the Superman family of titles, Ordway cowrote such storylines as "Panic in the Sky" and "The Death of Superman" storyline in 1992
Jerry Ordway - After seven years working on the character, Ordway largely left the Superman titles in 1993, although he would make frequent returns to the character as writer and artist throughout his career
Superman marries Lois Lane in 1996
Mike Kelley (artist) - Begun in 1999, the Kandor project deals with the town of Kandor, on the planet Krypton from which the child Kal-El escaped to Earth, where he became Superman.
Lyons Maid - Examples include a tie-in with "Space 1999" with free cards of episodes inside the wrapper, "Star Wars" with free masks of major characters and film facts on the wrappers, "The Bionic Man" TV series, "Superman" and even a Goal lolly with lolly sticks containing famous footballers of the day
Arthur Adams (comics) - Throughout the 2000s, Adams provided cover images for various DC Comics, such as "Superman", "Batman" and "
Brian Azzarello - In 2003, upon being assigned to write both the "Batman" and "Superman" titles, Azzarello told the "Chicago Tribune", "DC is giving me the keys to both cars in the garage, the Mazerati and the Ferrari
In January 2004 Mark Peary, nephew and legal heir to Joe Shuster's estate, filed notice of his intent to reclaim Shuster's half of the copyright, the termination effective in 2013
Jennifer Schwalbach Smith - In January 2004, Schwalbach Smith appeared partially nude, with a Superman look-alike, for "Playboy" Magazine's 50th Anniversary Issue, in a photograph taken by her husband
Chad Fortune - In 2005, Fortune got the call up to drive the newly created Superman truck
James Marsters - In late 2005, Marsters appeared on the television series "Smallville" playing Dr. Milton Fine — the popular "Superman" villain "Brainiac" — in eight episodes throughout the show's fifth season
John Byrne (comics) - This approach to Kent's path to becoming Superman was later used in the action-adventure series "Smallville" on the WB Television Network and in the 2005 novel "It's Superman" by Tom De Haven
Sufjan Stevens - Though slated for general release on July 5, 2005, the album was briefly delayed by legal issues regarding the use of Superman in the original album cover artwork
Brandon Routh - In 2006, he gained greater recognition for his role as the titular hero of the 2006 film "Superman Returns"
Jor-El - In 2006, two years after Brando died, he "reprised" the role of Jor-El in "Superman Returns" through the harvesting of archived video footage and sound clip outtakes
Laurence Fishburne - Jackie Cooper played White in the Christopher Reeve era Superman films, and Frank Langella took on the role in director Bryan Singer's Superman Returns in 2006
Marlon Brando - Two years after Brando's death, he "reprised" the role of Jor-El in the 2006 "loose sequel" "Superman Returns", in which both used and unused archive footage of him as Jor-El from the first two Superman films was remastered for a scene in the Fortress of Solitude, and Brando's voice-overs were used throughout the film
Jack Larson - He and his co-star Noel Neill provided commentary on several "Adventures of Superman" episodes for the January 2006 DVD release of the 1953 season, and in 2006, he appears in Bryan Singer's film "Superman Returns" in a cameo role as "Bo the Bartender"; it was rumored prior to the film's release that his role would actually be Suicide Slum resident and Superman fan, Bibbo Bibbowski, a supporting character from the modern Superman comics
Doug Basham - At this time, he came out to the ring using the Superman theme before signing a new deal with WWE in April 2006
Michael Dougherty - The four forty-page comic book prequels were published by DC Comics throughout the month of June 2006 and bridged the gap between the second Superman film and Superman Returns
Bryan Singer - Upon finishing "Valkyrie" at the end of 2007, Singer was scheduled to jump directly into the upcoming Superman sequel, which was to begin filming around March 2008
Brandon Routh - In 2009, however, Routh's contract to play Superman in another film expired, but he says he would like to return if given the chance
Bill Collins (athlete) - After spending the 2011 season in a wheelchair, in early 2012 "Superman" came roaring back to set a new indoor world record in the M60 60 metres at the USA Indoor Masters Championships
Ayelet Zurer - In September 2011, Zurer was cast as Superman's mother in the reboot of the superman franchise, "Man of Steel", which is planned for release in 2013
Chad Fortune - It has been announced that Sean Duhon will take over the seat of Superman for 2012
As of 2013, ongoing publications that feature Superman on a regular basis are "Superman", "Action Comics" and "Justice League"
Kevin Costner - Costner will be playing the role of Superman's adoptive father, Jonathan Kent, in the 2013 film, "Man of Steel"
Tim Daly - Tim Daly reprised his role as Superman in an animated remake of the trailer for the 2013 film "Man of Steel" by the hub network to celebrate the release of the film and to promote the network's upcoming marathon of Superman episodes
Scott Snyder - The same month, DC published a Free Comic Book Day sneak preview of "Superman Unchained", an ongoing series written by Snyder and illustrated by Jim Lee, which was later published on June 12, 2013, and intended to coincide with the feature film "Man of Steel", which opened two days later
As of March 2015, it was announced Superman would be using a different outfit, consisting on a simple blue T-shirt with the 'S symbol', and regular jeans and tennis shoes, for Action Comics vol
Cavill will reprise his role as Superman in the 2017 film "Justice League"